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sales tax. and a little boy in the jaws of an 8-foot alligator. >> trying to bite my arm off. >> hitting him in the head really wasn't doing anything. it was like hitting a bring wall. >> tonight, his father reveals the trick that saved his son's life. my mom and dated having the nightmares. i'm sleeping good. >> you will meet him. but first from fox this tuesday night. american investigators traveled to russia today to question the parents of the accused boston marathon bombers. that's what an official at the u.s. embassy is telling the associated press. the official says the russian government is cooperating with the fbi and helped arrange this interview. of course, as we have been reporting here, fox news has learned the russians asked the fbi to investigate the older brother two years ago. he is the one who died in the shootout with police. the fbi reports it did not find any terrorism activity at the time. a year later, officials tell us the same brothers spent six months in russia. but we're getting conflicting reports about what the feds knew about that trip. tonight, one lawmaker
was as a member of congress one of the curators government, lower taxes, no tax cut would have helped us with this or will help us recover. this is very expensive. at a time like this, no one thinks about saving pennies. >> bill: unbelievable. now, we called barney frank who is no longer in congress. wanted him to come on the program but he said no and he was smart to say no because i would have yelled at him a lot more than i yelled at him last time for doing that. now. joining us from washington to react kate obenshain, a republican strategist and from los angeles kirsten powers, a fox news analyst. you know, i'm just about fed up with this politicizing the deaths of people like barney frank just did. i think it's a disgrace. kristen, you say? >> yeah. i don't think -- first of all the time something very bad. even setting that aside if you had said it next week, i'm not sure what the difference is because he is setting up a caricature of republicans. i'm a democrat but i at least can recognize that most republicans support funding police departments and the fbi. so this idea that some
and tax increases on the wealthy. >> this fight is playing out in court as well. the nation's airline association is suing the f.a.a. to halt these furloughs claiming that the administration has the authority to cut elsewhere. bret? >> bret: rich edson at washington's international airport. rich, thanks. wall street is trying to recover from its worst week of the year. the dow gained 20. the s&p 500 was up 7. the nasdaq finished up 27.50. >> we're not so sure about obama phone, however. whether he likes it or not, and even though he didn't create it, chief news correspondent the president is linked to another popular give away program. >> what started out as an effort ronald reagan help people in poor areas have a phone in rural areas has mush roomed in what rit particulars suspect is a new welfare program. >> the cost has gone from $143 million a few years ago to $2.2 billion today. a 15 times increase. >> the cost of the program left after cell phones were added in 2008. only low income people on welfare legally qualify but lawmakers say the program is out of control. >> i got a sol
. >> reporter: now funded by a small tax on all phone bills you can see it on yours, the program has exploded with companies advertising free phones, many of which come with more than 250 minutes of time, far more than needed for emergencies obviously. those supporters argue some need phones to find a job but the fcc told congress the top five providers can not verify the eligibility of 41% of those who get the phones. listen. >> i hear from law enforcement that these phones are often found at crime scenes and are used in drug deals. why? because you can't trace them. >> just handing out phones willy-nilly and allowing them to be sold on the black market, this isn't the way to do it and we need to stop. >> reporter: now some recipients famously called them obama phones. there is one supporter who boasted to media during the election that all minorities should support the president because he gave them free cell phones. some now propose expanding the free phone service to broadband but mccaskill says the current program is so far out of control we should scrap it and start over, not expand it.
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